Man wrongfully convicted in 1999 Mother's Day murder in Detroit files $100 million lawsuit

'It hurts my soul because I was innocent,' Johnson said

DETROIT – A man wrongly convicted in a 1999 murder in Detroit has filed a lawsuit asking for $100 million.

Justly Johnson and Kendrick Scott spent nearly 20 years behind bars for a crime they didn't commit. Johnson has filed the lawsuit against two retired Detroit police detectives.

The two men were convicted in a Mother's Day murder of Lisa Kindred. The Wayne County Prosecutor's Office dismissed the charges on Nov. 28, 2018.


  • Scott and Johnson sentenced to life in prison without parole for the murder of Lisa Kindred on Mother's Day in 1999.
  • Prosecutor's office dismissed charges Nov. 28, 2018.
  • Lawsuit for $100 million filed Tuesday.

"It hurts my soul because I was innocent," Johnson said.

Kendrick Scott and Justly Johnson (WDIV)

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